Understanding secondary breast cancer

Find out how secondary breast cancer is diagnosed, treated and how it might affect your life.

Living with advanced cancer

Living with advanced cancer

Living with advanced cancer

Amanda talks about her experiences of living with advanced breast cancer.

About our cancer information videos

Amanda talks about her experiences of living with advanced breast cancer.

About our cancer information videos

General information What is cancer?

Cancer is a disease of our cells. Sometimes cells go wrong and become abnormal. These cancer cells keep dividing to make more and more abnormal cells.

General information Cancer and cell types

Cancers are grouped into types. Different types of cancer can behave and respond to treatments in different ways.

General information The breasts

Breasts are made of fat, supportive (connective tissue) and glandular tissue that contains lobes (milk glands).

Breast cancer, secondary What is secondary breast cancer?

Secondary breast cancer is breast cancer that has spread from the breast to other parts of the body.

  • Diagnosing

    the symptoms, causes and risk factors of secondary breast cancer

  • Organising

    the practical, work and financial side

  • Treating

    secondary breast cancer and what to expect

  • Coping

    with and after secondary breast cancer treatment

  • Resources

    and publications to order, download and print